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Hot Weather Over Much of the U.S.

Tuesday may be the first day of September, but it will feel more like July in much of the country. Highs in the low to mid 90s will be common from the central and southern Plains across the southeast and into the mid-Atlantic. Highs over 100 will be common in the desert southwest. The hot weather is expected to continue in many areas through the Labor Day weekend.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Copper Mountain - Red Cliff Pass (KCCU)

Lat: 39.48°NLon: 106.15°WElev: 12028ft.

Fair

52°F

11°C

Humidity 58%
Wind Speed SW 9 G 16 mph
Barometer 30.59 in
Dewpoint 37°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill49°F (9°C)
Last update 31 Aug 7:33 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NW Jefferson CO

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 43 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 65 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 44 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 44 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 44 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 63 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the evening.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Thursday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Thursday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles NW Jefferson CO
 39.43°N 105.85°W (Elev. 10197 ft)
6:54 pm MDT Aug 31, 2015
7pm MDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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